ST. LOUIS (AP) - Matt Holliday is replacing St. Louis Cardinals teammate Yadier Molina on the National League All-Star team.
Molina was placed on the bereavement list Friday after his wife's grandfather died. The team said the catcher had returned to his native Puerto Rico.
Holliday was one of the hottest hitters in the majors entering the final weekend before the break, batting .500 with four home runs, 21 RBIs and 10 doubles over the last 18 games. He was batting .318 overall with 14 homers, 56 RBIs and a .397 on-base average.
It'll be the sixth All-Star appearance and third in a row for Holliday, who had been planning a fishing trip with his family.